CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The RE/MAX network in northern Illinois reports that its 2,250 sales associates raised $156,796 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) and Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago in 2015, surpassing the 2014 total of $149,698 by 5 percent. RE/MAX is the official real estate sponsor of CMN.
"Once again, our sales associates have made an extra effort to assist CMN and Lurie Children's with the great work they do helping children and their families who are facing serious medical challenges," said Jim Merrion, regional director of the RE/MAX Northern Illinois network. "Since 1992, our network has donated nearly $2.9 million to CMN, and we expect to reach the $3 million mark this year."
The donations to CMN are generated in a number of ways, with nearly all of the funds coming directly from RE/MAX sales associates, most in the form of either a single annual gift or a contribution made each time the associate closes a real estate transaction. In 2015, 57 offices in the RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, more than half the total, achieved Miracle Office status by reaching certain donation goals.
The 2015 gift to CMN was augmented by a new program developed in cooperation with CBS Radio and the Chicago Bears Radio Network. Each time the Bears scored a touchdown, participating RE/MAX offices made donation to Touchdowns for Charity, with all proceeds benefitting CMN.
RE/MAX agents consistently rank among the most productive in the industry. In the United States, RE/MAX agents averaged 15.6 years of real estate experience and 16.0 transaction sides in 2014. RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989 and is continually growing. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of more than 105 independently owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services. Its mobile real estate app, available for download at www.illinoisproperty.com, provides comprehensive information about residential and commercial property for sale in the region. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX, a global real estate organization with 100,000+ sales associates in 90+ nations.
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